Work is Play in this Beautiful Northwest Contemporary

May 31, 2015 | by Erin Sirianni

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This week I’m pleased to feature this newly listed Northwest Contemporary home and one-acre estate surrounded by private woods on the south end of Mercer Island.

Recently listed at $2,450,000, this is a home to be experienced. It is a perfect expression of Pacific Northwest contemporary-style architecture, a beautiful balance of modern craftsmanship that harmonizes with the nature that surrounds it. Step inside – the glass-and-wood cantilever front-door is the first of many delightful features – and be enchanted and soothed by your surroundings.

Work is play here – the “floating” office features three walls of windows to the forest. It’s an ideal writing place for the modern Henry David Thoreau or Emily Dickinson. Or turn it into your photography or art studio. Inspiration abounds. Additionally, the three-bay garage and large shop are ideal for the handyman (or woman) and/or hobby lover – from classic car restoration to fine woodworking to gardening projects.

Northwest Contemporary home office
Northwest Contemporary Office
At 3,760 square feet, this home has five bedrooms, three-and-a-half-bathrooms, spacious dining and living spaces, and separate family room. Architectural features include beautiful hardwoods and warm wood accents throughout, heated concrete floors, a front-and-back open concrete fireplace, and floor-to-ceiling and clerestory windows, which stream light into the home. The property enjoys a southwest exposure and from the backyard patio, you can see Lake Washington twinkling through the trees in front of you.

Future owners of this home will enjoy the natural setting of this expansive property, large grassy lawn included; the relaxing master suite with a dressing room, a five-piece bathroom, and sauna; and ample storage for tools and “toys” (hobby cars, boats, bikes?) in the garage and shop.
Northwest Contemporary Living RoomNorthwest Contemporary Dining Room
Northwest Contemporary Kitchen
Children's Room

$2,450,000 | 6835 W Mercer Way | 5 Beds, 3.5 Baths | 3,760 square feet | Lot size: 1 acre | MLS #: 787732

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Listing courtesy NWMLS/Nancy LaVallee, Windermere Mercer Island

Questions? Contact Nancy at 206-383-9227

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” ~Henry David Thoreau